Saturday, 23 February 2019


I'm starting with an apology for my lack of commenting on your blogs but I've had problems with my shoulder and upper arm - of course it had to be my right one didn't it!!  I think it was probably down to spending a bit too long working on some needle felting which resulted in a repetitive strain injury although I've done loads of it in the past with no problems - advancing years I guess so will have to take things steady.  Anyway as a result everything I tried to do became quite a challenge, from getting dressed  to food prep and lots of things in between.  Typing was a definite no-no, hence my lack of comments but I have been visiting blogs in between sitting, resting and reading - such a waste of time because I do so hate not being able to craft in some form or other.  Today I've managed to get around to making a card using some stamps which I've had since they were issued some 10 years ago although they'd not been used for a while.

I started by colouring some cream card with Distress Oxide inks before stamping some random leaves around the edges and then two of the trees.  The smaller ones were second generation stamping so that hopefully they look as if they are in the background.  The 'Happy' word was die cut and I printed the 'birthday' word on black background to resemble  a Dymo label.  Another card which I think could easily be sent to a man so my box of cards is filling up with a reasonable selection I hope.

Happy - die from Crafter's Companion
Birthday - printed in label style using a Funky Hand programme no longer available
Tree Stamps - Tall Trees by Elusive Images  - obtainable from Chocolate Baroque I believe.


  1. Hi Val,
    oh I do so hope you will soon be pain free.
    I can sypathize with you as a while back I had to have a steriod injection in my shoulder that had been paguing me for months.
    All pain free now thank goodness.

    Your card is os brilliantly created and that background you have created is so fab and colourful.
    Love the stamps used and that Happ Die is brilliant.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  2. Beautiful card, Val. I love the background you've created for your lovely trees.

    Hope your shoulder and arm recover soon. It must be so frustrating to have problems crafting. xx

  3. This is such a beautiful card Val, I remember buying this stamp set when it first came out. It probably could do with an airing too. hope the shoulder get better soon.

    Sue xx

    Sue xx

  4. Lovely card Val and love the trees in the misty background
    so pleased to hear your arm is getting better